Vesuvianite (Idocrase)

The rare gemstone from Kenya

Vesuvianite is a rare gemstone from Kenya with a lime to olive-green color.

It is also known as Idocrase and was first discovered on Mt. Vesuvius in Italy, hence the name.

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lime green

olive green

light green

sap green


Idocrase (Independent mineral species)


RI=1.713 – 1.718 DR

SG=3.40 (+/- 0.10)

Dispersion= 0.019


suitable for use in jewelry


 Usually none

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Important information

Rare to find facet grade material

Deposit closed with no foreseeable future production






Calibrated sizes up to 6mm

All standard checkerboard cuts

Mining locations

Southeastern Kenya
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